Variety is reporting that Focus Features has set a limited release on November 27, 2015 for Matthias’ upcoming movie “The Danish Girl” in the U.S.
Focus Features has planned an awards-season launch for “The Danish Girl,” setting a Nov. 27 release for the film directed by Tom Hooper and starring Eddie Redmayne and Alicia Vikander.
The film will open in exclusive engagements in New York and Los Angeles.
“The Danish Girl” is based on the novel of the same name by David Ebershoff. Redmayne stars as Lili Elbe, one of the first-known recipients of transgender surgery. The story is set in 1920s Copenhagen.
Producers are Gail Mutrux through her Pretty Pictures production company, Anne Harrison through her Harrison Productions, Working Title co-chairs Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner, and Hooper. Amber Heard and Matthias Schoenaerts also star.
Variety is reporting that Fox Searchlight acquired “A Bigger Splash“. The movie is expected to be released this year.
Fox Searchlight has acquired U.S. rights to director Luca Guadagnino’s thriller “A Bigger Splash” starring Ralph Fiennes, Tilda Swinton, Matthias Schoenaerts and Dakota Johnson.
StudioCanal, who financed the film, will distribute overseas in France, UK, Germany, Australia, New Zealand, and is handling international sales.
“A Bigger Splash” will hit theaters later this year.
Written by David Kajganich, story revolves around a high profile couple– a famous rock star and a filmmaker (Schoenaerts and Swinton), who get an unexpected visit of an old friend and his daughter (Fiennes and Johnson) – creating a whirlwind of jealousy, passion and ultimate danger for everyone involved.
Focus Features pulled “A Little Chaos” from the U.S. schedule and no new date has been announced yet. Variety is reporting the following story:
Focus Features has removed historical drama “A Little Chaos,” starring Kate Winslet, from its March 27 release date and has not set a new date.
Focus gave “Chaos” the March date when it announced the acquisition in late September, a few weeks after it closed the Toronto Film Festival.
Alan Rickman directed the film from a screenplay he wrote with Alison Deegan and Jeremy Brock. Winslet stars with Stanley Tucci in the story of a female landscape designer tasked with overseeing part of the Versailles gardens. Rickman also plays King Louis XIV.
he film was financed by Lionsgate U.K. and BBC Films in Scandinavia.
The movie is expected to be released on April 17, 2015 in the U.K.
Savage Films (via Screen Daily) has announced that they are moving forward with “The Faithful” with Michaël R. Roskam on board as director and Matthias set to star.
Savage Films presents new projects at Rotterdam; Oscar-nominated Flemish director Michaël R. Roskam’s Belgian-set feature The Faithful planning shoot.
The Faithful, set in Brussels against the backdrop of the gang war in the city in the early 1990s, is expected to star Matthias Schoenaerts, who worked with Roskam on his debut feature Bullhead.
Production had originally been expected to begin in 2016 but the film’s producer, Bart Van Langendonck of Savage Films, told Screen that the film could move into production much sooner.
“We’re looking to shoot later this year,” Van Langendonck said of the film, which Savage is making with Stone Angels in France.
Sales agents are clamouring around the project, which is likely to be packaged up and announced formally in Cannes.
Matthias was first linked to “The Faithful” back in 2012 when Variety broke the story but it seems that they are finally moving forward with the project.
Deadline is reporting that Matthias is joining the cast of Tom Hooper’s “The Danish Girl“.
Matthias Schoenaerts (The Drop) is joining Tom Hooper’s The Danish Girl opposite Eddie Redmayne (The Theory Of Everything), Alicia Vikander (Testament Of Youth) and Amber Heard (Magic Mike 2). The film, boasting an increasingly formidable cast, sees director and producer Hooper re-teaming with Working Title’s powerhouses Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner. The trio previously worked together with much success on Les Miserables.
Inspired by the novel written by David Ebershoff, The Danish Girl is a love story about Danish painters Einar Wegener and his wife Gerda. In 1930, Wegener was one of the first men ever to undergo operations to become a woman. Lucinda Coxon adapted the screenplay. Anne Harrison and Gail Mutrux developed the film and will produce through their Harrison Productions and Pretty Pictures banners.
Schoenaerts is repped by CAA and UBBA. The Belgian actor has the Thomas Vinterberg-directed adaptation of Thomas Hardy’s classic novel Far From The Madding Crowd coming down the pipeline, opposite Carey Mulligan and Juno Temple.
Yahoo! Movies released the first US trailer for “The Loft“. The movie will now be distributed by Open Roads in the US and will be released next month already: on January 23, 2015. The official US poster has been added to our gallery and the motion poster can be found at: TheLoftMotionPoster.com. You can also follow the official twitter account of the movie @LoftTheMovie and Facebook account /TheLoftMovie. The official trailer has been added in our video archive and screencaptures have been added in our gallery.
The first rule of The Loft is…you don’t tell anybody else about the Loft. That’s the deal five married buddies strike when they decide to share the keys to a deluxe penthouse in the sky that will serve as an “oasis” from their wives. “Think about it,” promises handsome ringleader Vincent (Star Trek’s Karl Urban) in the thriller’s new trailer, “No messy hotel bills, no questionable credit card activity.” His argument eventually sway his pals, including Wentworth Miller, Eric Stonestreet, Mattias Schoenaerts and even a dubious James Marsden, who initially (and unconvincingly) insists “I’m not like that.”
Variety is reporting that Matthias upcoming movie will be part of Studiocanal’s AFM lineup to find distributors.
Max Joseph’s “We Are Your Friends,” with Zac Eron, about an aspiring Hollywood DJ, Luca Guadagnino’s psychological thriller “A Bigger Splash,” with Ralph Fiennes, Tilda Swinton, Matthias Schoenaerts and Dakota Johnson, Brian Hegland’s Tom Hardy gangster thriller “Legend” and Stephen Frears’ still-untitled Lance Armstrong movie, with Ben Foster as the cyclist, are all in post-production.
“A Bigger Splash” also hit the Toronto Film Festival market in September and Variety reported the following plot:
Meanwhile, “Fifty Shades of Grey” star Dakota Johnson has joined the cast of “A Bigger Splash,” an edgy and contempo twist on the cult Alain Delon-Romy Schneider starrer “La Piscine.” Johnson will play opposite Tilda Swinton, Ralph Fiennes and Matthias Schoenaerts.
“Splash” centers on a glamorous couple whose holiday in Southern Italy takes an unexpected turn with the visit from an old friend and his luscious daughter.
AFM announced it’s line-up and “Suite Française” will have it’s world premiere during the festival. Matthias stars alongside Michelle Williams. Variety is reporting the following story:
Michelle Williams’ World War II romance “Suite Francaise” has been set for a “world premiere” at the American Film Market along with 90 other movies.
AFM runs Nov. 5-12 in Santa Monica with over 415 films screening privately for buyers.
“Suite Francaise,” directed by Saul Dibb and based on the Irene Nemirovsky novel, also stars Matthias Schoenaerts, Kristin Scott Thomas, Sam Riley, Ruth Wilson, Lambert Wilson and Margot Robbie. Entertainment One financed and produced.
TF1 International is selling international rights. The Weinstein Co. has U.S. rights.
The first screening will be held on November 5th followed by another screening on the 7th according to the official website.
Deadline is reporting that Matthias is set to star opposite Diane Kruger in “Maryland“.
Diane Kruger has set two indie features to fill her winter schedule. German-born Kruger (Wicker Park, Inglourious Basterds, The Host) will first head to the south of France to film Maryland for director Alice Winocour, the helmer who made her debut two years ago with the Cannes entry Augustine. The film tracks an ex-soldier with PTSD who is hired to protect the wife and child of a wealthy Lebanese businessman while he’s out of town. Belgian actor Matthias Schoenaerts (Bullhead, Rust and Bone) will play the soldier. Dharamsala and Darius Films are producing. Schoenaerts will be seen next in Thomas Vinterberg’s Far From the Madding Crowd which Fox Searchlight will release in May. He is repped by CAA and UBBA in France.
Matthias mentioned he was heading to France after “The Drop” promotion to the Belgium press so we assume the production will start soon.
Deadline is reporting that Focus Features acquired “A Little Chaos” and are aiming a March 27, 2015 release in the US.
Focus Features has taken North American rights to TIFF closing night romantic drama A Little Chaos, starring Kate Winslet and Matthias Schoenaerts. Alan Rickman directed the story of a strong-willed landscape designer chosen to build one of the main gardens at King Louis XIV’s palace at Versailles. Rickman also co-wrote the Lionsgate UK and BBC Films production with Alison Deegan and Jeremy Brock and stars along with Stanley Tucci and Danny Webb. Focus has set a March 27, 2015 stateside release while Lionsgate UK handles its UK debut early next year. Rickman’s first film as director since 1997’s The Winter Guest is produced by Gail Egan and Andrea Calderwood for Potboiler Productions and Bertrand Faivre for The Bureau. Zygi Kamasa, Guy Avshalom, Nick Manzi, Christine Langan, Ray Cooper, Norman Merry, and Richard Wolfe are executive producers. Focus also took Scandinavian rights as the deals closed during TIFF. Focus Features’ Lia Buman, President of Acquisitions, and Beth Lemberger, Executive Vice President of Business Affairs negotiated the deal with CAA on behalf of Lionsgate UK and Potboiler Productions. Lionsgate International is handling foreign sales.